Roxette’s official videos disappearing again?

Almost a year ago there was an issue with Roxette’s official videos disappearing for a while from YouTube. Only 6 big hits were kept online that time. It was a consequence of the EMI – Warner Music merge and back then it seemed no one was really prepared for the fact that emimusic channel on YouTube might not work after EMI is not existing anymore. The issue got solved in about 2 months and the missing videos were set back on YouTube at the same channel.

Roxette_videos_emimusic_YTNow it happened again. Some official videos, e.g. Listen To Your Heart, It Must Have Been Love, Joyride, Dangerous are set to private on emimusic channel. The last time Per shared IMHBL (March 4th) and LTYH (5th March) on Roxette’s Facebook page, the videos were still available. Will they be back with their millionaire view counts?

Other artists are facing the same issue, so it’s again not something uniquely related to Roxette, but still it’s quite annoying.

In the meantime, Warner Music Sweden is uploading many videos from the past. As per what we, Roxers are mostly interested in among them are mainly Marie Fredriksson videos, as well as a few Per Gessle vids. It’s lovely to see all those gems, but also funny to see Marie’s Tro got a new, interesting title from Warner, Sweetwater. Whatever it is and wherever it is coming from. 😉 They will surely correct it soon.

Roxette’s VEVO channel is still existing and many videos are still available at emimusic channel, but it would be great to get back all the other videos, too. Fingers crossed for it being solved this time for a longer period (forever maybe?) than just for another year.

 

Update on 21st March: When Roxette’s official YouTube channel was announced yesterday, the official videos were set back to public. Yay!

 

Roxette’s official videos are back on YouTube

Two months ago somehow almost all the official videos of Roxette were set to private at emimusic channel on YouTube. They kept only 6 of them public. We were a bit worried about losing all the videos and the view counts of them and of course, we were surprised that it could happen after Warner Music Sweden took Roxette over. Even Per stated:

We are just as surprised as you are!!! However…we’re working on it!!!!

It seems the negotiations came to an end, since the videos are set back to public. Woo-hoo! During these 2 months both IMHBL and LTYH got more than 3 million views each. Amazing, isn’t it?

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Where have the official Roxette videos gone?

Tonight Per posted a non-official video of ”June Afternoon”, because he couldn’t find the official one on YouTube. Weird, because he shared it several times during the past years and we watched it many times for sure, so there is something strange happening here. Now we could find the official JA video only on other sites, e.g. on Dailymotion.

Official videos available on emimusic’s channel (with actual views) are:

  • It Must Have Been Love – 34 074 356 views
  • Listen To Your Heart – 31 078 061 views
  • IMHBL_LTYH_YT_emimusicJoyride – 8 352 248 views
  • The Look – 7 460 461 views
  • Dangerous – 6 347 994 views
  • One Wish – 160 404 views

Roxette VEVO channel has the following clips (with actual views):

  • Wish I Could Fly – 2 907 618 views
  • She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) – 1 763 301 views
  • Queen of Rain – 1 128 350 views
  • Way Out – 258 114 views
  • It’s Possible – 229 435 views
  • No One Makes It On Her Own – 120 789 views

 

But where are all the others??? Well, it seems that the videos are being moved to another channel or the channel is changing, because many videos got private settings now. (Other bands, Iron Maiden, Blur and Daft Punk among others are facing the same issue it seems. Thanx for letting us know, Tina Engmann.) Hopefully, Warner Music will be able to solve it, because if emimusic channel deletes all the remaining Rox videos – even the 2 most popular ones with more than 30 million views each – it won’t be too funny. No clue if there is any chance to keep the statistics and the view counts. As far as I know, they can only be kept if the video stays where it is and has the same code / link.

By the way, I couldn’t even find e.g. Per Gessle’s ”Silly Really” official video on YouTube anymore. Probably, it’s the same situation.

Marie Fredriksson’s YouTube channel is still working, but there you can only watch ”Sista sommarens vals” and the PR videos for Nu! and the tour. And of course, Per’s home video channel is still there.

Until it gets – hopefully – solved, you can go to the Roxette channel on Dailymotion to watch 42 official videos and to the Per Gessle channel to watch 5 official videos.

 

Don’t bore us… with another compilation, dear EMI.

EMI is just a day from being sold off to a bidder that gives the biggest price. Probably it will be Universal Music or some other group with international branches. In this very meantime EMI Germany (one of those few EMI offices that actually did something positive for Roxette in the last two years) is releasing a very special 4-CD box called “Die ultimative Hit-Kollektion” for “just” EUR 49.99. It does includes an iconic Joyride-era picture with Roxette logo from Charm School album on the front cover.

If you have too much money in times of economical crisis, you can purchase your copy here & only – at Shop24direct.de. If you think we deserve something better – for instance – releases of legendary Roxette concerts from Sweden, Switzerland, Australia or South Africa in a decent format (and we’re not thinking about a stereo VHS), just give us a shout in the comment section.

Here below you can find the tracklist of the new box.

Read moreDon’t bore us… with another compilation, dear EMI.

Airplay for “Radio” single starts

Poland: EMI Music Poland has sent an electronic version of the latest Roxette single “She’s got nothing on (but the radio)” to the Polish radio stations. Airplay for the new single in Poland starts on Monday, January 10th.

Switzerland: According to airplay.ch the single was already played by Radio Argovia in Monday 3rd.

Sweden: the single was played on RixFM for the first time today at about 16:00.

If you have any other information about your countries, please let us know.

Official Roxette channel on YouTube?

You may have noticed that it got harder and harder to find official Roxette music videos on YouTube in the past months. That banning of “official” content is a matter of copyright issues between YouTube, music labels and the recording rights organisations. Now it appears that a user called “roxette” uploaded all the Roxette videos into a channel called “Roxette”.

Well, the channel already exists since 2006 but the videos only got uploaded 2 weeks ago. According to the channel page, it’s an official YouTube partner based in Sweden. Who’s behind this? EMI, Per or the management? Or just a fan – despite the “partner” tag? What speaks for EMI is the rather low video quality… but at least they’re available again!

Link: Roxette channel on YouTube

PS. Um, the presence of “Fireworks” may speak against Per… 😉

Update: EMI Germany is linking to this channel! www.youtube.com/roxette works as well. Looks pretty official!

Germany, Austria and Switzerland release “Gessle over Europe” on November 6.

According to EMI Germany, EMI Austria and EMI Switzerland, Per Gessle’s latest live album “Gessle over Europe” will be released on November 6 in these territories.

Visit this websites to get to know where you can order the album.

As for now this is the official list of all the countries where “Gessle over Europe” will be released:

Sweden – October 23
Denmark – October 26
Norway – October 26
United Kingdom – October 26 [MP3]
Germany – November 6
Austria – November 6
Switzerland – November 6

New Roxette picture

Per and Marie met for an interview about “The Look” and sent a brand new Roxette picture with it.

“A brand new photo of Roxette at EMI Studios, Stockholm. Roxette has been interviewed by Magnus Broni who’s making a documentary about “The Look.” Magnus has been all over the US interviewing Brian Philips (former EMI boss) and Dean Cushman (former exchange student), among others.”

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Update: Another new picture has been uploaded to roxette.se. Have a look at the sheet of paper. Looks like the NOTP arrangement, ain’t it?

Source: roxette.se

Official Trailer Video for Nokia Night of the Proms

There’s a new official trailer for the German leg of the Night of the Proms tour! Meanwhile EMI Germany updated their Roxette site with some news and tour dates.

Per Gessle revealed on Twitter yesterday that they are already rehearsing in some form. When asked about fans at The Daily Roxette worrying regarding the NOTP tour schedule and performance, Per supports “Lennon’s” opinion.

View trailer on YouTube

Thanks Project_Z for the trailer tip!

Per’s comment on re-releases.

The reason why EMI is re-releasing and re-mastering all the Rox albums is because they are out of print in some territories. Also, the sound was not up to date. Some albums are really old, folks! So… it’s not EMI’s intention (or Roxette’s for that matter) to make these albums “collector items” or fill them with demos and unreleased stuff. We’ll find other ways to do that, trust me.

Cheers, P.

Source: Roxette.se

More about Roxette re-releases.

More about Roxette re-release:

Pearls of passion, 1986 (3 bonus tracks e.g. Neverending Love [Tits and Ass demo 1986])
Look sharp!, 1988 (3 bonus tracks)
Joyride, 1991 (3 bonus tracks e.g. “The sweet hello, the sad goodbye”)
Tourism, 1992 (2 bonus tracks e.g. “Fingertips ’93”)
Crash!Boom!Bang!, 1994 (3 bonus tracks e.g. “Almost unreal”)
Have a nice day, 1999 (3 bonus tracks)
Room service, 2001 (3 bonus tracks)

My comment: It’s strange that there are so little bonus tracks. As you may recall, Pearls of Passion (1997 edition) got 8 bonus tracks and now we will get 5 less. Hope to get really nice booklets instead 🙂

Roxette albums to be rereleased on September 30th

According to EMI Sweden the remastered Roxette albums will be released on September 30th. The albums come with bonus tracks and a brand new booklet. So far the date is not confirmed by Per Gessle or EMI, we’re referring to the information EMI Sweden is giving on their homepage. So this could also only be the release date for the remastered albums in Sweden.

Source: EMI Sweden